Search Results: "Michael Rothman"


BOOK REVIEW

WINTER WHALE by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"A fine celebration of this appealing creature. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The best yet of Ryder's ``Just for a Day'' books: ``you'' are a boy whose imagination takes you from a rainswept beach to being a humpback whale, exulting in the experience of ``gliding up and down between...sea and sky.'' Ryder's evocative text dwells on the joy of movement and also considers the pod, a new calf, and its mother, and the whales' mysterious warm-water song. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT NORTH WOODS by Brian Heinz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"In spite of textual shortcomings, this book provides a worthy introduction to an awe-inspiring geographic area that will be unfamiliar to many and may encourage some to get outside and enjoy the woods. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Rothman's detailed, realistic full-bleed acrylic paintings dominate this survey of animal and plant life in the vast area of boreal forest that extends from the eastern Great Lakes across the northeastern U.S. into Quebec. Read full book review >

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THE MOON OF THE MOLES by Jean Craighead George
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 19, 1970

"Vividly informative—a remark that encompasses the potent pen drawings also."
In his seven-month life the male mole has dug four miles of runways-based on five major tunnel-routes—but he has "never been out of the soil"; he has not seen the light nor is he affected by day and night, living instead on a ten-hour cycle set by his body-needs: five hours to search for food, five to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEIRS OF PROPHECY by Michael Rothman
Released: June 1, 2012

"A fair, heroic fantasy for the school-age demographic."
A mysterious earthquake catapults the modern-day Riverton family into the fantasy realm of Trimoria, where their latent magical abilities put them in peril from the reigning dark sorcerer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA ELF by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Unusually attractive. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A particularly appealing entry in Ryder's ``Just for a Day'' series, evoking the experience of being a sea otter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOREST IN THE CLOUDS by Sneed B. Collard III
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2000

"While the author does not provide enough information on the rain forest for school reports, he captures the flavor of this rich and alien environment. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The author of Making Animal Babies (p. 556) and other nature titles takes the reader to the rain forest of Costa Rica and describes the plants and animals living there. Read full book review >

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THREE FACES OF ISLAM by Norman C. Rothman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"Informative and highly readable-an insightful journey through the wonder and mystery of Islam."
Supported by solid research, Rothman explores the complicated tension between tradition and modernization in three very different Muslim countries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2016

"An enjoyable romp involving a shady attorney and the mob that should make readers look forward to the next Jane Larson caper."
A sleuthing lawyer returns to the streets of New York in this mystery of drugs, murder, and financial skullduggery, the sequel to Praise Her, Praise Diana (2014). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"A loud and clear caveat emptor, backed up by undeniably disturbing facts regarding the risks and benefits of present-day procedures and future possibilities."
A critical look at the historical record of medical enhancements as influenced by science, medicine, culture, and commerce, and the lessons to be learned from past experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"What's not clear is whether Rothman is addressing fellow sociologists or fellow white mothers of nonwhite children, but both groups will find nuggets of wisdom here."
An examination of transracial adoption from an author who doesn't accept the concept of race and is a white mother with an adopted black daughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

An outspoken and well-spoken sociologist (City University of New York Graduate School) takes on the biomedical establishment in this collection of essays on genes, race, disease, eugenics, procreation, and the future. Read full book review >